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Republicans Plan Vote on Clean Debt Ceiling Hike

Jon198 Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 7:56 PM
Actually, the wars add only slightly to the DOD budget. Even if the wars are not ongoing, you still pay the soldiers, maintain equipment, and pay for food fuel and ammo for training exercises. The only real increase is in the cash that the politicians hand out to our enemies as Obama is doing in Egypt, and replacing destroyed equipment, which in the current overseas ops generally occurs when we have people out aiding the local populations, who don't want us there anyway, like in Central and North Africa.
During a strategy retreat to Williamsburg, Virginia, leadership in the House GOP caucus took the opportunity to rally Republicans around a short-term debt ceiling increase that would come without any significant movement on deficit reduction.

House Republican leaders Friday offered President Barack Obama a three-month reprieve to a looming, market-rattling debt crisis, backing off demands that any immediate extension of the government's borrowing authority be accompanied by stiff spending cuts.

Republicans hadn't settled on full details, but the measure would give the government about three more months of borrowing authority beyond a deadline expected to hit as early...